With more than 325,000 living alumni, the University of South Carolina has stories to tell, and Carolinian is here to tell them. From celebrated artists, scientists and business leaders to everyday alumni who embody the spirit of Carolina, this is our story — and this is your magazine.
Carolinian is published three times a year and distributed to members of the USC Alumni Association. Select features from the print edition can be found here, alongside web-exclusive stories, videos and interviews that celebrate our successes, revisit our history and remind us what it means to be a Carolinian. Forever to thee!
Cover to Cover
Some stories are long overdue. Take women’s basketball Head Coach Dawn Staley, who graces the cover of the winter 2023 issue of Carolinian. With two NCAA National Championship nets to her name, and a powerhouse program still lighting up the scoreboard, her story would make the cut 365 days a year.
But Staley isn’t the only star in the current issue. The latest Carolinian also features stories on former Gamecock football players turned childhood literacy advocates Langston Moore and Preston Thorne, indigo artisan Caroline Harper, Circuit Judge J. Michelle Childs, longtime Vice President for Student Affairs Dennis Pruitt, First Lady Ero Aggelopoulou-Amiridis — and that’s just the top of the roster.Meet Coach Staley
Indigo is tightly woven into South Carolina history, but few have worked with the rich natural dye since it fell out of favor nearly 150 years ago. Alumna Caroline Harper is bringing it back.Meet Caroline Harper
Dennis Takes the Cake
A lot can change in four decades. Having served six presidents and shepherded more than 160,000 Baby Boomers, Gen Xers, Millennials and Gen Zers to graduation, the longest-serving VP for student affairs in school history is calling it a career.Meet Dennis Pruitt
First Lady Ero Aggelopoulou-Amiridis holds two graduate degrees from USC — a master’s in art history and a Ph.D. in philosophy. Her intellectual curiosity is how she makes sense of the world.Meet the First Lady
Judge of Character
School of Law alumna J. Michelle Childs was appointed circuit judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit this summer. Carolinian sat down with her to discuss her time at USC and her career on the bench.Meet J. Michelle Childs
Experience Basketball, South Carolina Style
From the fight song to the alma mater, from the dancers to the band, this month’s edition of Inside Carolina takes you to Colonial Life Arena for a look at the gameday experience of Carolina basketball. Also: a look at South Carolina spirit on full display at the Gator Bowl.
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